Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Powell County man as a homicide.
Charles E. Maggard, 42, was found dead shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday morning in the living room of his mobile home on Jerrica Leigh Lane about 4 miles north of Stanton, said Trooper Joe Veeneman, spokesman for the Morehead state police post.
Maggard was found by his mother, Carol Maggard, said Shannon Lawson, Charles' sister. Lawson, who lives in Menifee County, said Charles Maggard was supposed to take his mother to an appointment in Stanton.
"She called a couple of times, and when he didn't answer, she went up to check on him," Lawson said.
A broken Ale-8-One bottle was found next to Charles Maggard's body, Lawson said. "He had been hit in the head" with the bottle, she said.
She said Charles Maggard lived by himself, and she had no idea why anyone would want her brother dead.
Veeneman said, "There are a couple of leads we're tracking down right now. It's just a matter of finding some people. But we really don't have anything solid."
An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday at the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort.
Maggard was a laborer who did carpentry work, Lawson said.
Maggard's family has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer. His sister said she hopes the reward will encourage someone to come forward.
"I'm not going to stop until I find out who did this to my brother," Lawson said. "I'm willing to spend whatever resources are necessary to punish whoever did this to my brother."
Funeral arrangements are pending at Hearne Funeral Home in Stanton.